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Washington Aid-in-Dying, Initiative 119 (1991)

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The Washington Aid-in-Dyining Initiative, also known as Initiative 119, was on the November 5, 1991 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the Legislature, where it was defeated. The measure would have legalized assisted death in cases of medically terminal conditions.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 119 (1991)
Defeatedd No810,62353.6%
Yes 701,808 46.4%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall adult patients who are in a medically terminal condition be permitted to request and receive from a physician aid-in-dying?[2]

Path to the ballot

Sponsor Bradley K. Robinson of Seattle filed 218,327 signatures to qualify the measure for the ballot to be sent to the legislature. When the legislature did not take action on the proposed legislation, the measure was placed on the ballot as provided by the state constitution.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1991 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 28, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Washington Secretary of State, "Initiatives to the Legislature," accessed August 29, 2013